African Sun Hotels started on a €9.8m refurbishment programme in 2018 for its various hotels. Major works already completed include the installation of guest lifts in Holiday Inn Harare, Holiday Inn Bulawayo and Holiday Inn Mutare.
New beds have also been purchased for the following hotels: Caribbea Bay resort, Great Zimbabwe Hotel, The Kingdom at Victoria Falls, Holiday Inn Bulawayo, Holiday Inn Harare, Holiday Inn Mutare, Troutbeck Resort, and Hwange Safari Lodge. Further upgrades include refurbished and upgraded conference rooms at Holiday Inn Harare, Holiday Inn Bulawayo and Holiday Inn Mutare.
Holiday Inn Harare
Holiday Inn Harare has upgraded its restaurant and gym facilities. The restaurant has seating capacity for 140 people, of which 20 can be accommodated in the VIP section and 26 in the newly created private dining room adjacent to the restaurant. The gym has also been rebuilt to Intercontinental Hotels Group standards and can accommodate 12 guests.
Holiday Inn Bulawayo
Holiday Inn Bulawayo’s new restaurant has a seating capacity of 145 people, of which up to 30 guests can be accommodated in the new VIP section. The gym at Holiday Inn Bulawayo has also been upgraded to IHG standards, and has a capacity of 15 people.
Holiday Inn Mutare
Holiday Inn Mutare has upgraded its rooms and redeveloped the restaurant, which is due to open on May 30. The gym facility has also been upgraded to IHG standards, and will also open on May 30.
Tented Camps at Caribbea Bay Resort and Great Zimbabwe Hotel
New campsites have been established at Caribbea Bay Resort and Great Zimbabwe Hotel. New facilities include new ablution facilities and slabs for tents and cooking areas. The campsites are under construction and are due to be completed by June 15. The Caribbea Bay campsites will have capacity for 35 tented camps, sleeping up to 70 people; the Great Zimbabwe Hotel campsites will have a capacity of 40 tented camps, sleeping up to 80 people.
Bathrooms and bedrooms at Great Zimbabwe Hotel will be upgraded with new furnishings and finishings, with completion due by December 15.
Troutbeck Resort and the Victoria Falls Hotel
Troutbeck Resort will also upgrade its bedrooms and bathrooms with work due to be completed by November 30.
The Victoria Falls Hotel will upgrade its bedrooms and bathrooms. The mock-up rooms will be complete by July 30, with the main roll-out due to begin on September 1 with completion by September 30, 2020.